Indian hockey legend Mohammad Shahid passes away at 56

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2016 12:56 IST
Indian hockey legend Mohammad Shahid died at the age of 56 at a hospital in Gurgaon on Wednesday. (File Photo)

Indian hockey legend Mohammad Shahid, who was being treated in a private hospital in Gurgaon, passed away on Wednesday due to multiple organ failure.

“He breathed his last at 10:45 this morning. It was multiple organ failure that led to his passing away. He will be taken to Varanasi and last rites will be performed there tomorrow,” Shahid’s son Mohammed Saif told PTI.

The 56-year-old legend was admitted to Medanta, Medicity earlier this month after a bout of jaundice and dengue made his condition worse. He was airlifted from Varanasi.

Known for his dribbling skills, Shahid was considered one of India’s greatest hockey players. He was a member of the V Baskaran-led Indian team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

He was also a part of the national team that won a silver medal at the Delhi Asian Games in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.

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